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Australian, New Zealand troops reach Iraqi training milestone

01 February 2018

About 900 members of the Iraqi 57th and 61st Composite Brigade have recently completed training, bringing to more than 30,000 the total number of Iraqi security forces trained since 2015 by a combined New Zealand-Australian military training force known as Task Group (TG) Taji, the Department of Defence (DoD) in Canberra announced in a 1 February statement.

The commander of TG Taji 6, Colonel Robert Calhoun, was quoted by the DoD as saying that the achievement was testament to the hard work of 2,400 members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) over the course of six Task Group Taji rotations.

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